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A Sound Career Choice for Audiophiles

Do you dream of producing an album for a vocalists or band? Mixing the soundtrack for a film? What about keeping a radio station sounding crisp and clear? Quality sound is needed in the entertainment, education, journalism and other fields: from audio books and video games to commercials and live performances. Sound professionals play an integral role in multimedia production as they capture, edit, and mix sound in studio and live settings.

Through BEAU’s Professional Audio Engineering program in Utah, you will learn the fundamentals of audio production including acoustics, signal flow, music theory, sound design, and entertainment business essentials. Whether you want to be behind the mic or running the board, your professional sound engineering career can begin at BEAU.

By taking classes full-time at 15 credits per quarter, year-round, you can earn your AAS in Professional Audio Engineering in as little as 18 months.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn to:


How long does it take?

Graduate in as few as 18 months by taking 15 credits per quarter, year round.


How much can I make?

Mean salary for broadcast and sound engineering technicians.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016


How long do classes last?

BEAU offers four start times each year so that you can get going on your degree right away.

BEAU Is No Ordinary Arts School



Instead of classrooms, you’ll get 24/7 access to creative spaces, specialty labs, and studios furnished with industry-standard equipment and software. As an audio student, you’ll love our media composer, sound stage and control room.


Career Capstone

Focus on career exploration, job search tools and resources, and professionalism through this capstone course.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

BEAU helps make college more affordable for our students. We’ll help you explore scholarships, grants, loans, and tuition discounts. Liberal transfer credit policies let you build on prior education.


You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who bring their real-world knowledge to you. They’ve spent years building successful careers in audio and will help you do the same.

Curriculum Designed for Audio Engineering

Studio Audio Engineering

You’ll learn about sound and audio signal theory, transduction, signal processing and digital audio workstation operation. You also learn about the writing, setup, and operation of a basic hybrid analog/digital recording environment.

Pro Tools

Through courses such as Essentials of Pro Tools and Pro Tools Production Essentials, you’ll prepare to be certified in this digital audio workstation.

Production Courses

You’ll take a variety of production courses, including Desktop Production I and II; Music Production Techniques; Music Production Capstone; and Post Production I, II, and Techniques.

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the Audio Engineering program are prepared for careers as:

  • Audio technician
  • Sound editor
  • Recording engineer
  • Music producer
  • Sound effects cutter
  • Sound mixer
  • Audio operator
  • Broadcast technician

Gainful Employment Disclosure

“The industry is shaping up to be a lot of home producers and engineers creating their own content; there’s never been a better time to be an artist.”

— Bryan Sansom

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